Returning for Art Infusion 2022, Madison, Wisconsin artist Emily Balsley's stylized approach is colorful and bold, with a touch of quirk - and her hand-lettering and character-driven illustrations just ooze happy. Her mural at St. Mary's School was inspired by the drawings of Ms. Hodge's art students. Emily chatted with the students about her life as an artist and asked the kids to draw some animals they'd like to see incorporated into the mural. With just a few tweaks, the animals are as the kids created them, with fun colors and patterns helping the animals pop off the wall. This mural is adjacent to the playground, and there were many opportunities for the kids to interact with the artist as she worked. Some even helped paint!

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Address: 313 E Wall St - Janesville - WI, 53545